The goal of the Asian-workshop on Symmetric Key Cryptography is to promote research on symmetric key cryptography (block ciphers, stream ciphers, hash functions, analysis, designs, proofs and implementations of these primitives etc) in Asia. The program usually contains two parts: invited talks in the morning, group discussions in the afternoon. This workshop targets mainly for students and young researchers to learn and work in small interest groups.

Any researcher (even not based in Asia) is welcome to contact us for participance. Limited number of stipend for plane ticket may be available for PhD students who have difficulty obtaining funding.


  • 2024-03: ASK 2024 to be held in Kolkata, India !
  • 2023-03: ASK 2023 to be held in Jinan University, Guangzhou, China !
  • 2019-06: ASK 2019 to be held in Hyogo University, Japan !
  • 2016-09-29: Announcement of ASK 2017 by Meicheng Liu.
  • 2015-03-10: Advertisement of ASK 2015 and DIAC 2015 at FSE 2015 by Thomas Peyrin.
  • 2015-01-14: Advertisement of ASK 2015 and DIAC 2015 at ESC 2015 by Thomas Peyrin.
  • 2014-10-08: Advertisement of ASK 2014 at ECC 2014 by Nalla and Somitra.
  • 2014-08: ASK 2014 is sponsored by IACR under the IACR Cryptology Schools program.
  • 2013-12-03: Call for host of ASK 2014 at ASIACRYPT 2013 rump session by Lei Wang.